To Tame a Wild LadyDuke-Defying Daughters #2
by Ashlyn Macnamara
Publisher ~ Random House Publishing - Loveswept
Genres ~ Historical Romance
He’s a roughhewn bastard. She’s a rebellious noblewoman. Their passion bridges the class divide in a scintillating novel of forbidden desire and raw sensuality from the USA Today bestselling author of To Lure a Proper Lady.
Lady Caroline Wilde is expected to ride sidesaddle, but she’s not about to embrace convention. She’s also expected to keep a chaste distance from men like Adrian Crosby, the new estate agent, yet she cannot cease her ogling—which is especially irksome considering their ongoing feud. Adrian insists that the fields must be planted; Caro needs those same fields to train her horses. But whenever she tries to put him in his place, Caro looks into his steely gaze and her words simply ... disappear.
A bastard son who grew up on the Wyvern estate, Adrian was lucky enough to receive an education at the behest of the late marchioness. Now that he has set out on his own, Adrian knows better than to fall for Lady Caroline, the Duke of Sherrington’s daughter. Caroline is at once a thorn in his side and an exquisite temptation, especially when she’s playing the feisty daredevil. Adrian would give anything for a chance to tame her—and with Caro in the saddle, he just might get his wish.
A new twist to a historical romance that will add enjoyment for the reader. Caro is a very strong willed woman who constantly pushes the bar on propriety in the era in which she lived. For me it was enjoyable watching the tension and verbal back and forth between her and Adrian. Caro is not your typical women and she is extremely comfortable with herself. This attitude comes across the pages and draws the reader into the storyline.
Adrian is a social stigma with a very solid belief system of working hard and making solid business decisions. His strong moral fiber gets him in trouble and his stubbornness pushes everyone's buttons. What I like about him is that he always puts what's right before what's easy. This is a lesson everyone should learn
The reader will find the interaction between Caro's family members entertaining and her father priceless. With every story, there must be a character the reader doesn't like and of course the character is this story is written to exacting perfection.
For me I felt this story was entertaining but there were a few times it felt a little flat but by no means did it take away from my reading enjoyment.
I give this 4 STARS for showing the reader that male characters can be exciting and full of moral fiber.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.